Nicole Eisenman

The artist

Nicole Eisenman (born 1965) is a renowned American artist who has received international recognition for her paintings, paintings and drawings.

In her work, she draws on a palette of styles and visual languages ranging from Renaissance painting to modernism, linking them with everyday observations and references from pop culture and pornography. Relationships, role clichés, and the issues of figurative and melancholic imagery are central to her work. Since 2012 Eisenman increasingly uses the medium of sculpture.

Her work has been exhibited internationally in leading museums, including the Kunsthalle Zürich, the Eremitage in St. Petersburg, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Jewish Museum, New York, as well as the Ludwig Museum Köln and the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Her work has been shown at both the Venice Biennale 2019 and the Whitney Biennial (1995, 2012, 2019).

Eisenman has been awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Grant, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, and the Penny McCall Foundation Grant, among others. In 2015, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2018, she was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2020, she won the FLAG Art Foundation Prize.

The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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